Transition to Work

Transition to Work is an employment service to support young people aged 15-21 on their journey to employment. The service will provide intensive, pre-employment support to improve the work-readiness of young people and help them into work (including apprenticeships and traineeships) or education.

To find your local Transition to Work provider visit the Find a Provider page on the jobactive website or view the list of successful Transition to Work service providers.

Information for young people

In Transition to Work young people can get intensive pre-employment support to help them set and achieve their employment and education goals.

What services can young people access?

Transition to Work is focused on building a young person’s skills, confidence and readiness to enter employment. To achieve this Transition to Work providers will help young people:

  • develop practical skills to get a job
  • connect with education or training
  • find and complete work experience placements
  • find job opportunities in the local area
  • connect with relevant local community services.

Transition to Work providers have experience working with disengaged and disadvantaged young people and have strong links with employers, community services and schools in their local community.

Who is eligible?

Transition to Work is designed to help young people who are early school leavers or those who have had difficulty entering employment after school. To participate in Transition to Work a young person must be:

  • Aged 15-21, and
  • an Australian citizen, or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, or
  • New Zealand Special Category Visa, or
  • Nominated Visa (including Temporary Protection Visa or Safe Haven Visa).

Eligibility will also depend on a young person’s circumstances, including whether the young person:

  • has been awarded a Year 12 certificate or Certificate III
  • has been employed within the last six months
  • receives an income support payment such as Youth Allowance
  • is currently participating in another employment service including jobactive.

To find out if you are eligible to participate in Transition to Work you should talk to a provider in your area. You can find your local Transition to Work provider on the Find a Provider page on the jobactive website.

Information for employers

Transition to Work providers will deliver high quality services to employers to ensure young people meet their needs and are supported to settle into a job. Services include:

  • pre-employment skills for participants that is directly relevant to the needs of local employers and the local labour market
  • work experience placements for eligible participants to assess a young person’s suitability for a job
  • negotiating Youth Bonus wage subsidies of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) with employers who offer young job seekers ongoing employment
  • post placement support to ensure a young person settles into a job and the employer’s expectations are being met.

Contact your local Transition to Work provider to access these services or lodge a vacancy. To find your local Transition to Work provider visit the Find a Provider page on the jobactive website.

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Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with Transition to Work.

Results

  1. Assessments Guideline

    Created: 9 February 2016  |  Last modified: 5 March 2018

    All Participants should have an accurate Assessment which reflects their current circumstances so they can be referred to and receive the Employment Services most appropriate to...

  2. Complaints, Compliments and Suggestions

    Created: 2 August 2016  |  Last modified: 10 September 2018

    This document sets out the steps to follow if you are concerned about the service you are receiving from your Transition to Work provider.

  3. Direct Registration

    Created: 9 February 2016  |  Last modified: 5 July 2018

    This Guideline helps Transition to Work Providers identify whether a young person is eligible for Direct Registration into the Transition to Work Service and provides details of...

  4. Eligibility, Referral, Commencement and Caseload Guideline

    Created: 9 February 2016  |  Last modified: 5 July 2018

    Transition to Work targets three groups of young people considered at risk of long-term unemployment. This guideline outlines the eligibility of the three Participant groups,...

  5. Job Plan Template- Compulsory

    Created: 9 February 2016  |  Last modified: 10 September 2018

    This Job Plan template is for Transition to Work participants who are receiving income support and have Mutual Obligation requirements. It sets out the activities a participant...

  6. Job Plan Template- Voluntary

    Created: 9 February 2016  |  Last modified: 10 September 2018

    This Job Plan template is for Transition to Work participants who are not receiving income support and do not have Mutual Obligation requirements. It sets out the activities a...

  7. Managing PaTH Internships Guideline

    Created: 6 March 2017  |  Last modified: 5 December 2018

    A PaTH Internship (‘internship’) gives a young person aged 17–24 years (inclusive) the chance to demonstrate their skills in the workplace to a potential employer, develop...

  8. Managing Wage Subsidies for Transition to Work Providers

    Created: 22 December 2016  |  Last modified: 5 July 2018

    Wage Subsidies are a financial incentive to encourage Employers to hire eligible Participants in ongoing jobs by contributing to the initial costs of hiring a new employee. Wage...

  9. Participant Requirements Guideline

    Created: 9 February 2016  |  Last modified: 12 July 2018

    Participants are generally expected to participate in Transition to Work Services for 25 hours per week for up to 12 months. Providers work with Participants to set an...

  10. Participant Service Period Suspensions and Exits

    Created: 9 February 2016  |  Last modified: 26 September 2018

    The Service Period is the time a Participant spends in Transition to Work. It is affected by periods of Suspension and when Participants are Exited....

  11. Payment and Outcome Performance Target Guideline

    Created: 9 February 2016  |  Last modified: 5 July 2018

    There are five types of payments available to Transition to Work Providers:...

  12. Performance Guideline

    Created: 9 February 2016  |  Last modified: 13 February 2018

    Transition to Work Providers have their performance regularly monitored and assessed by the department. Use of funded Places, Outcome Performance Targets, Key Performance...

  13. Privacy Guideline

    Created: 15 June 2015  |  Last modified: 26 September 2018

    This Guideline assists jobactive providers, Transition to Work Project providers, Employability Skills Training providers, Empowering Youth Initiatives providers, Time to Work...

  14. Providing Services to Participants and Employers and Identifying Complementary and Excluded Services

    Created: 9 February 2016  |  Last modified: 26 September 2018

    Transition to Work Providers offer intensive pre-employment support to young people to improve their work readiness and assist them into work (including Apprenticeships or...

  15. Records Management Instructions Guideline

    Created: 3 July 2015  |  Last modified: 5 July 2018

    The Records Management Instructions (RMI) provide legally binding instructions on the management, retention and disposal of identified ‘Records’ created or used by organisations...

  16. Seasonal Work Incentives Trial

    Created: 27 June 2017  |  Last modified: 5 July 2018

    The Seasonal Work Incentives Trial is aimed at increasing the number of eligible job seekers who undertake horticultural seasonal work....

  17. Service Guarantee for Transition to Work

    Created: 21 October 2015  |  Last modified: 22 November 2018

    The Service Guarantee for Transition to Work sets out the Government’s expectations of Transition to Work providers.

  18. Servicing Individuals with Challenging Behaviour Guideline

    Created: 14 April 2015  |  Last modified: 5 December 2018

    This Guideline provides information for Providers (jobactive Providers, ParentsNext Providers, New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) Providers, Harvest Labour Services (HLS)...

  19. Time to Work Employment Services Deed 2018-2021 incorporating GDV 1

    Created: 2 January 2019

    Time to Work Employment Services Deed 2018-2021 incorporating changes made under General Deed Variation number 1.

  20. Transfers Guideline

    Created: 9 February 2016  |  Last modified: 5 March 2018

    Participants may transfer between Transition to Work Providers for a range of reasons. Transfers can be automatic or involve a manual process and can be initiated by the...

  21. Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020 incorporating GDV 7

    Created: 2 January 2019

    Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020 incorporating changes made under General Deed Variation number 7.

  22. Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020 – effective 1 April 2017

    Created: 28 November 2017

    Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020 incorporating amendments made under General Deed Variation No. 3.

  23. Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020 – effective 1 January 2016

    Created: 28 November 2017

    Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020.

  24. Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020 – effective 1 July 2017

    Created: 16 November 2015  |  Last modified: 28 November 2017

    Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020 incorporating GDV 4

  25. Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020 – effective 23 December 2016

    Created: 28 November 2017

    Transition to Work Deed 2016-2020 incorporating amendments made under General Deed Variation No. 2.

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